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Blog – The Language of Lines

The Language of Lines Lines Do More Than Lead by Janet Garrity Saucier When photographers tap into the guiding principles of graphic design, we movebeyond simply recording photography. We move toward expressing photography. - Les Saucier   In previous articles, we've...

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Blog – What’s in Les’s Macro Kit?

What's in Les's Macro Kit?by Les Saucier Macro photography is a challenge unlike other photographic skill sets. It takes not only a lot of practice to master macro photography, but quite a bit of patiences as well. I can be a patient person, but when a job can be made...

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Blog – How Colors Make Us Feel: Neutral Colors

Creating vs Recording Photography Series - Part 5: Lastly, neutral colors - but not least! Consider neutrals to be black, gray, white, tan and brown. These are the colors that have a supporting role to the warms and cools. Black, gray and white are good companions to...

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How Colors Make Us Feel – Cool Colors

Creating vs Recording Photography Series - Part 4: Color is all around us, whether we're in the mountains witnessing a sunrise from East Fork Overlook on the Parkway or sitting in front of our computer monitors. Human beings are hardwired to respond to...

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How Colors Make Us Feel – Warm Colors

Creating vs Recording Photography Series - Part 3: Color is all around us, whether we're in the mountains watching a sunrise from East Fork Overlook or sitting in front of our computer monitors. Human beings are hardwired to respond to colors. For...

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How to Create with Color

Creating vs Recording Photography Series - Part 2: Color may be the most emotionally impactful tool visual artists have at their disposal. Fine artists spend years studying color. Industries invest millions of dollars to research color trends. Graphic...

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How to Use the Tool of Texture

Creating vs Recording Photography Series - Part 1: Let's begin by considering how texture impacts your senses. The sense of taste registers texture - think of a creamy milkshake or a crunchy potato chip. Our sense of touch perceives texture. Remember the...

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Creating vs. Recording Photography

Creating vs Recording Photography Series - Introduction: Is photography art? Some certainly is art, and some photography is not. What makes for the difference? The difference is whether the photograph is a "recording" or a "creation." Digital technology...

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